By Ethan Andrews news writer Republican Journal news story Belfast — Over the past year, Belfast has quietly become a leader among Maine municipalities investing in renewable energy sources, and it’s done it so with a core tenet of renewable energy: use what you already have. There’s also been a bit of luck and good… Continue Reading
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Bangor Daily News news story ReVision Energy, Maine’s leading installer of solar energy systems, has chosen Rockport-based Midcoast Habitat for Humanity as the recipient of their first annual Maine Donation solar program. In the coming weeks ReVision will install a 5.3 kilowatt grid-tied solar electric installation to Midcoast Habitat at no charge. The solar grant,… Continue Reading
Yarmouth-based Ranger Solar plans to build an array at the municipal airport that could generate enough electricity to power more than 8,000 homes. By Peter McGuire, Staff Writer Portland Press Herald news story A Yarmouth-based company is moving forward with plans to build Maine’s largest solar energy farm on vacant land at Sanford’s municipal airport… Continue Reading
Despite Maine’s current lack of a comprehensive solar policy, individuals, businesses, and towns around the state are taking matters into their own hands and moving toward a more sustainable energy future with solar power. The Spotlight has already highlighted several community-scale solar projects, including municipal solar projects like those currently operating in or proposed for… Continue Reading
Introducing NRCM’s Community Solar Toolkit NRCM wants to help towns and community groups looking to transition to clean, renewable energy by connecting them with others who are already on the path. Our new Community Solar Toolkit will help you learn about other solar initiatives around Maine and solar policies so your community does not have… Continue Reading
Stories about towns in Maine that currently have, or are in the process of building, or are considering building community solar farms, Solarize projects, or municipally owned solar projects. Bar Harbor Belfast Damariscotta Edgecomb Falmouth Portland and Wayne Rockland South Paris Brunswick (Solarize) Freeport (Solarize) Back to the Community Solar Toolkit home page. … Continue Reading
Winslow – 100-acre solar farm South Portland zoning change Back to the Community Solar Toolkit home page.
A Guide to Community Solar The Solarize Guidebook The Solarize website Back to the Community Solar Toolkit home page.
The regulations for large-scale solar farms could help pave the way for a proposed 100-acre development on Heywood Road. By Peter McGuire, Staff Writer Central Maine newspapers news story WINSLOW — The Winslow Town Council on Monday gave initial approval to an ordinance that would allow the construction of large-scale commercial solar farms in certain… Continue Reading